Friday, August 13, 2010

A Great Surprise! (updates for new cartridges)

Today was not "Hello Thursday" - it was Friday the 13th and that turned out to be a lucky day!  When I reviewed the two Creative Memories cartridges on Wednesday (here is a LINK to that post), I wrote that I was hoping that the new cartridges would be added to Design Studio and the Gypsy on the next Hello Thursday.

Well...I plugged my Gypsy into my computer to transfer a file and there was an update.  It took quite a while to do (the Gypsy updates have been taking at least half an hour for me) but it was definitely worth it.  The two Creative Memories cartridges have been added, along with the three Martha Stewart Crafts Cake cartridges and yet another surprise - three new seasonal minis!  The new minis are called "Christmas Cards," "Christmas Village," and "Thanksgiving."

So...I thought I'd check and see if there was a Design Studio update.  When I went to the update page the information was still the same, listing the July 15th update as the most recent, but I decided to try downloading the font pack again.  I found that the Creative Memories, Martha Stewart and the new seasonal minis are all in the download which is V100810 even though the page says V100715.

ETA:  Thanks to Kymberlee from the Circle Message Board for pointing out that there is yet another "surprise cartridge" - Boys will be Boys!  This is a full cartridge and looks like a lot of fun.

To update your Design Studio go to this LINK.  You will need to be signed in to the site if you are not already.  Go ahead and download the Font Pack, save it to your computer and then run the download (if you try to run instead of saving the update when you download it will not work correctly).  When you open Design Studio you will find the newly added cartridges.

To update your Gypsy, connect the Gypsy to the computer, run the Gypsy Sync program and follow the screen prompts.

I didn't have time to do much with the updates tonight but here is an example of a full page design made using a border from Reminisce Accents.

You can also use the design as a frame and add a contrasting color.

I am so happy that we don't have to wait another week to start using these cartridges with the software.  It is a busy birthday weekend for our family and we have friends here to visit tomorrow but I will take whatever chance I can to create some designs - I hope I have time to cut some of them out!

Don't forget to keep checking on the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog hop.  As more and more cards are revealed it should become easier to figure out the theme.  Remember - your guess at the theme and your favorite cartridge must be posted in a comment on Mandy's Original Post on the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog to be eligible to win one of four new cartridges, Country Life, Happy Hauntings, Rock Princess and Winter Frolic.  The Schedule and links to the blogs are in THIS POST.   Good Luck!

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  1. Thank you for the heads-up on the update!
    Have a wonderful weekend with your visitors.

  2. Great find Diane, thank you! I just downloaded all of them and I am loving the Christmas Village. I have a feeling that one would be a great full cartridge for anyone that wanted to be detailed as well. I also will be getting the Thanksgiving cartridge!

  3. Good catch on the DS update. Look forward to checking out the new minis. Thanks

  4. thanks for the info on the new DS update. It is very exciting. I saw a post on the Cricut MB looking for the Creative Memories carts. I sent them your way.

  5. Hi, I absolutely love your blog!
    I have to say that your attention to detail when you explain how you do what you do is unmatched and greatly appreciated!

    I am so grateful for this post--especially for letting us know about the new seasonal mini cartridges. I love Thanksgiving and can't wait to get this cartridge--do you know when it might be available?

    Thanks so much for your talent, creativity, and for being a terrific teacher!
    Michelle :)

  6. Thanks for the update info. I really appreciate all that you do.

  7. Hi Michelle,

    Thanks so much for the lovely compliment on my blog.

    I do not have any "inside information" on these cartridges (and if I did I couldn't tell you anyway!). I am guessing that they were added in preparation for the next Hello Thursday which should be the 19th (next week) and will probably be available shortly after that. The timing has been getting much quicker from announcement to release.

    I also like the Thanksgiving one a lot!

  8. Diane! You are amazing! I would like to know if you ever sleep? Clearly it cannot be much since you are always on top of everything that's new....WITH EXAMPLES!!
    You know what I say to that--- YOU ROCK! Thanks for your amazing creativity and dedication to sharing it with all of us!
    Happy Weekend- Jeannine (a p2P pixie)

  9. Thanks for the tip re: the update info!

  10. The 4 new cartridges were also included: Country Life, Winter Frolic and can't remember the other two. I hadn't been able to put them on the Gypsy before. It didn't say anything about it on the Gypsy update page, so thanks for the heads up!!

  11. Awesome border! This cart looks really nice from what little I've seen from it. Another one I'll have to have. the list is getting too long. lol

  12. did you see B is for Boy? I cannot wait for that one!!! I swear, Provo Craft must be getting SO rich cause they are keeping all of us broke!!!!

  13. thanks for the update on the updates. sure wish they would get the celebrate with flourish settled in the updates. they must be having issues with this cart??? i wonder!



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